So my pb sent me to Leslie's so they could test my water and apparently they were supposed to tell me what to get but surprisingly enough they sent me away with just a printout of what to do and some whacked test results. When I got back in touch with the pb today I told them I didn't trust the results and asked when someone was going to put chemicals in they informed me I needed to et chemicals in there before it turns green and to take a sample to a different store. I am getting rather frustrated as I haven't even had the orientation with the pb to explain the equipment or anything. So I am here to ask you guys I am not going to be able to get to Leslie's for a few days because I work the hours that they are open so I grabbed some hth metal control at the store because I read in pool school to add sequestrant first. My pool is about 12,000 gal and the bottle says 32 oz per 10,000 gal so I will multiply 32 by 1.2 and add that much, right? My main question is in pool school it said after 72 hours do the next steps but on my printout it says after 2-4 hours to move to balancing, I didn't have the printout with me (or accurate test results for that matter) when I went to the store so I only got the sequestrant. I just want to confirm- is it okay to put the sequestrant in now and then do the other steps tomorrow or should I wait and do it all the same day when I can do one after another? Also I don't have a good test kit yet so I bought some strips to at least get an idea of what's happening, is it okay to start to put stuff in based off those until I can get a good test kit? Sorry for the long post, I am just totally lost.